Scarlett Ingrid Johansson is the world’s highest-paid actress in 2018 and 2019, she has featured multiple times on the Forbes Celebrity 100 list. Time magazine named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2021.
Nick Name Scarlett Johansson, ScarJo (She herself rejects this nickname, but some have used this name), Scarlett Fever
Occupation Actress, singer, and model
Years active 1994–present
Age: November 22, 1984, 38 years old and 2 months, New York City, New York, USA
Sun Sign Sagittarius
Hair Color: Scarlett is naturally a brunette but dyes her hair blonde.
Eye Color Green
Height 5 ft 3 in or 160 cm
Measurements 36-26-36 in or 91.5-66-91.5 cm
Bra Size 34C
Scarlett Johansson went Simon Baruch Middle School and then P.S. 41 Greenwich Village School in upper-middle-class in New York. After that, she began theatrical training by attending and graduating from Professional Childreno School in Manhattan, New York City in 2002.
Father – Karsten Johansson (Architect)
Mother – Melanie Sloan (Producer)
Siblings – Vanessa (Older Sister) (Actress), Adrian (Older Brother), Hunter (Twin Brother), Christian (Older Half-Brother)
Others – Ejner Johansson (Paternal Grandfather) (Screenwriter, Director)
She is repped by these agencies –
Bailey Brand Management, Inc.
True Public Relations
Genre Indie folk, alternative rock, dream pop
Labels Atco Records, Rhino Entertainment
Scarlett Johansson achievements include being among the world highest-paid actresses from 2014 to 2016, multiple appearances in the Forbes Celebrity 100, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Scarlett Johansson aspired to be an actress from a young age, and first appeared on stage in an Off-Broadway play as a child.
She made her film debut in the fantasy comedy North (1994) and was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for Manny and Lo (1996). Johansson rose to fame with her role in The Horse Whisperer (1998); her breakthrough role was as Rebecca, an outcast in Ghost World (2001).
Johansson shifted to adult roles in 2003 with her performances in Lost in Translation (for which she won a BAFTA Award for Best Actress) and with a Pearl Earring.
She was nominated for four Golden Globe Awards for these films, and for playing an estranged teenager in the drama A Love Song for Bobby Long (2004), and a seductress in the psychological thriller Match Point (2005).
Other films during this period include the mystery thriller The Prestige (2006) and the comedy-drama Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008).
She also released two albums: Anywhere I Lay My Head (2008) and Break Up (2009), both of which charted on the Billboard 200.
In 2010, Johansson debuted on Broadway in a revival of A View from the Bridge, which won her a Tony Award for Best Featured Actress. Later that year, she began portraying Black Widow in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. She voiced an intelligent computer operating system in the 2013 comedy-drama Her, and played an alien in the 2013 science fiction film Under the Skin, as well as a woman with psychokinetic abilities in the 2014 science fiction action Lucy. The highest-grossing actress of 2016, she is also, as of May 2017, the highest-grossing actress of all time in North America.
A prominent celebrity brand endorser, Johansson also supports various charities and causes. She has been married twice, to the Canadian actor Ryan Reynolds from 2008 to 2011 and the French businessman Romain Dauriac (with whom she has a daughter) from 2014 to 2017.
Her father, Karsten Olaf Johansson, is an architect originally from Copenhagen, Denmark, and her paternal grandfather, Ejner Johansson, was an art historian, screenwriter and film director, whose own father was Swedish.
Johansson mother, Melanie Sloan, a producer, comes from an Ashkenazi Jewish family of Polish and Belarusian descent.
She has an older sister, Vanessa, also an actress; an older brother, Adrian; and a twin brother, Hunter.
Johansson also has an older half-brother, Christian, from her father first marriage. She holds both American and Danish citizenship.
Johansson attended PS 41, an elementary school in Greenwich Village, Manhattan.
Growing up, her family did not have much money. Her parents divorced when she was 13.
Johansson was particularly close to her maternal grandmother, Dorothy Sloan, a bookkeeper and schoolteacher; they often spent time together and Johansson considered Sloan her best friend.
Interested in a career in the spotlight from an early age, Johansson often put on song-and-dance routines for her family. She was particularly fond of musical theater and jazz hands.
She took lessons in tap dance, and states that her parents were supportive of her career choice. Describing her childhood, she says it was filled with things that I loved to do, and also very normal things: I lived in New York, I have a family life and went to a regular school.
As a child, Johansson practiced acting by staring in the mirror until she made herself cry, wanting to be Judy Garland in Meet Me in St. Louis.
At age seven, she was devastated when a talent agent signed one of her brothers instead of her, but she later decided to become an actress anyway.
She enrolled at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute, and began auditioning for commercials, but soon lost interest: I didn’t want to promote Wonder Bread.
She shifted her focus to film and theater, making her first stage appearance in the Off Broadway play Sophistry with Ethan Hawke, in which she had only two lines.
Around this time, she began studying at Professional Children School (PCS), a private educational institution for aspiring child actors in Manhattan.
At age nine, Johansson made her film debut as John Ritter daughter in the fantasy comedy North (1994).
She remembers being on the set of the film, knowing instinctively what to do.
Johansson later played minor roles including as the daughter of Sean Connery and Kate Capshaw characters in the mystery thriller Just Cause (1995), and an art student in If Lucy Fell (1996).
Continuing her work in the MCU, Johansson reprised her role as Black Widow in Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014).
In the film, she joins forces with the title character (Chris Evans) and Falcon (Anthony Mackie) to uncover a conspiracy within S.H.I.E.L.D., while facing a mysterious assassin known as the Winter Soldier.
Johansson and Evans wrote their own dialogue for several scenes they had together.
Johansson was attracted to her character way of doing her job, employing her feminine wiles and not her physical appeal.
The film became a critical and commercial success, grossing over $714 million worldwide.
Critic Odie Henderson saw a genuine emotional shorthand at work, especially from Johansson, who is excellent here.
The role earned her a Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress nomination.
Johansson played a supporting role in the film Chef (2014), alongside Robert Downey, Jr., Sofía Vergara, and director Jon Favreau.
It grossed over $45 million at the box office and was well received by critics.
The Chicago Sun-Times writer Richard Roeper found the film funny, quirky and insightful, with a bounty of interesting supporting characters.
In Luc Besson science fiction action film Lucy (2014), Johansson starred as the title character, who gains psychokinetic abilities when a nootropic drug is absorbed into her bloodstream.
Besson discussed the role with several actresses, eventually casting Johansson due to her strong reaction to the script, he was also impressed by her discipline.
Critics generally praised the film for its themes, visuals, and Johansson performance, while some found the plot nonsensical.
IGN Jim Vejvoda attributed the film success to her acting and to Besson style.
The film grossed $458 million against a budget of $40 million to become the 18th highest-grossing film of 2014.
In 2015 and 2016, Johansson again played Black Widow in the MCU films Avengers: Age of Ultron and Captain America: Civil War.
During filming of the former, a mixture of close-ups, concealing costumes, stunt doubles and visual effects were used to help hide her pregnancy.
Both films earned more than $1.4 billion, ranking among the highest-grossing films of all time.
For Captain America: Civil War, Johansson earned her second nomination for Critics’ Choice Movie Award for Best Actress in an Action Movie and her fourth for Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress.
Analyzing Johansson career, Vulture noted her several romantic onscreen pairings with men older than her, including Mark Ruffalo in Avengers: Age of Ultron.
Earlier in 2016, Johansson featured in Coen brothers’ well-received comedy film Hail, Caesar! about a fixer working in the classical Hollywood cinema, trying to discover what happened to a cast member who vanished during the filming of a biblical epic, Johansson played an actress who becomes pregnant while her film is in production.
She also voiced the character Kaa in Disney live-action remake of The Jungle Book, and Ash in the animated comedy film Sing (both 2016).
Johansson played the cyborg Motoko Kusanagi in Rupert Sanders 2017 film adaptation of the Ghost in the Shell franchise.
The film was praised for its visual style, acting, and cinematography but was controversial for whitewashing the cast, particularly Johansson character.
Responding to the criticism, she said she would never play a person of another race, but wanted to use this rare opportunity to star in a franchise with a female protagonist.
The film grossed $169.8 million worldwide against a production budget of $110 million.
In March 2017, Johansson hosted Saturday Night Live for the fifth time, making her the 17th person, and the fourth woman (after Candice Bergen, Drew Barrymore, and former cast member Tina Fey) to enter the NBC sketch comedy series’ prestigious Five-Timers Club.
In the black comedy film Rough Night (2017), Johansson played Jess Thayer, one of the five friends—alongside Kate McKinnon, Jillian Bell, Ilana Glazer, and Zoe Kravitz—whose bachelorette party goes wrong after a male stripper dies. Despite mixed critical reception for the film, it had moderate box office returns.
In October 2014, it was announced that Johansson will star in, and executive produce, the upcoming eight-episode period series
The Custom of the Country, based on Edith Wharton 1913 novel of the same name.
She is set to play Undine Spragg, a young woman from the Midwest who tries to climb her way up the New York City social ladder.
Johansson will continue playing Black Widow in Avengers: Infinity War scheduled for release in May 2018, and the untitled sequel scheduled for May 2019.
While attending PCS, Johansson dated classmate Jack Antonoff from 2001 to 2002.
She dated her Black Dahlia co-star Josh Hartnett for about two years until the end of 2006, with Hartnett citing their busy lives as the reason for their split.
Johansson began a relationship with Canadian actor Ryan Reynolds in 2007, and in May 2008, they became engaged.
In September 2008, the couple married in a quiet ceremony near Tofino, British Columbia.
In December 2010, the couple announced their separation; their divorce was finalized in July 2011.
In November 2012, Johansson started dating Frenchman Romain Dauriac, the owner of an independent advertising agency, they became engaged the following September.
The couple divided their time between residences in New York City and Paris.
In 2014, she gave birth to their daughter, Rose Dorothy Dauriac.
Johansson and Dauriac married that October in Philipsburg, Montana.
They separated in mid-2016, and divorced in September 2017.
Johansson has criticized the media for promoting an image that causes unhealthy diets and eating disorders among women, believing that being skinny is not attractive.
In one article she wrote for HuffPost, Johansson encouraged the reader to maintain a healthy body.
She appeared nude on the cover of the March 2006 issue of Vanity Fair alongside actress Keira Knightley and fully clothed fashion designer Tom Ford.
This caused some controversy as it was believed the photo demonstrated that women are forced to flaunt their sexuality more often than men.
In September 2011, nude photographs of Johansson hacked from her cell phone were published online.
Following an FBI investigation, the perpetrator was arrested, pled guilty, and was sentenced to 10 years in prison.
Johansson said the photos had been sent to her then-husband, Reynolds, three years before the incident.
In 2014, Johansson won a lawsuit against French publisher, JC Lattes, for using her name and featuring a look-alike model of her in the novel The First Thing We Look At by Gregoire Delacourt. Johansson was awarded $3,400; she had claimed $68,000.
Johansson is described as a sex symbol by the media, which considers her lips, green eyes, and voice among her trademarks.
The Sydney Morning Herald describes Johansson as the embodiment of male fantasy.
During the filming of Match Point, director Woody Allen commented on her attractiveness.
In 2014, New Yorker film critic Anthony Lane wrote that she is evidently, and profitably, aware of her sultriness, and of how much, down to the last inch, it contributes to the contours of her reputation.
Regardless, Johansson dislikes being objectified as she believes it does not last.
Johansson lost the lead role in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011) as its director David Fincher thought she was too sexy for the part
Johansson ranks highly in several beauty listings.
Maxim included her in their Hot 100 from 2006 to 2014.
She is the only woman to be named Sexiest Woman Alive twice by Esquire (2006 and 2013), and has been included in similar listings by Playboy (2007), Men Health (2011), and FHM (since 2005).
She was named GQ Babe of the Year in 2010.
Madame Tussauds New York museum installed a wax sculpture of her in 2015.
Johansson is commonly called ScarJo by the media and fans, but dislikes being referred to as such, deeming it awful and terrible.
In the May 2014 issue of Glamour, she stated, I associate that name ScarJo with, like, pop stars.
It sounds tacky. It lazy and flippant. And there something kind of violent about it. There something insulting about it.
Johansson was invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in June 2004.
In 2006, Johansson appeared on Forbes’ Celebrity 100, a list she was featured in again in 2014 and 2015.
Johansson received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in May 2012.
In 2014, 2015, and 2016, she was one of the highest-paid actresses, with annual earnings of $17 million, $35.5 million, and $25 million, respectively.
She was the highest-grossing actor of 2016, with a total of $1.2 billion. As a result, IndieWire praised her for taking on risky roles.
As of May 2017, Johansson is the highest-grossing actress of all time in North America, with her films making over $3.6 billion.
Johansson has appeared in advertising campaigns for Calvin Klein, Dolce and Gabbana, L’Oreal, and Louis Vuitton, and has been the face of the Spanish brand Mango since 2009.
After appearing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala with Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, Johansson was announced as the face of the new Dolce and Gabbana make-up collection.
She made a personal appearance at the London store, Selfridges, in July 2009 to help launch and promote the line.
Johansson was also the first Hollywood celebrity to become an ambassador for a champagne producer as the spokesperson for Moet and Chandon.
In January 2014, the Israeli company SodaStream, which makes home-carbonation products, hired Johansson as its first global brand ambassador, a relationship that commenced with a television commercial during Super Bowl XLVIII on February 2, 2014.
I definitely believe in plastic surgery. I don’t want to be an old hag. Thereo no fun in that.
One of the best things for a woman to hear is that she is sexy.
I hope they make a video game of me. At least I wouldn’t have any cellulite then.
1994 film North for her role as ‘Laura Nelson’
Scarlett is a musician too. She released her debut album Anywhere I Lay My Head on May 16, 2008 via Atco Records. Metacritic gave it a rating of 58 out of 100. The only song which she herself co-wrote was “Song for Jo”.
Dolce and Gabbana (2010), Gap (2002), L’Oreal (2006), LVMH (2006), Disneyland Disney Park (2007), Walt Disney World Disney Park (2007)
Bobby Strom trained ScarJo to get fit for 2012 film The Avengers.
Scarlett Johansson Favorite Things
Favorite Food – Pizzas except pineapple on the top, Burger, Buffalo Wings
Favorite Color – Red
Favorite Action Movie – Heat (1995)
Favorite Music – Classic Rock
Favorite Artists – Miles Davis, Billie Holiday, Anita O’Day, Rosemary Clooney,
Favorite Actresses – Helena Bonham Carter, Juliette Lewis, Meryl Streep, Judy Garland
Favorite Actors – Gary Sinise, Christopher Walken, Tom Cruise
Favorite Directors – Martin Scorsese, Francis Ford Coppola and Tim Burton
Favorite Movie – Goodfellas (1990), Mean Streets (1973)
Favorite Fashion Labels – Marc Jacobs, Chanel, Gucci, and Prada
Scarlett Johansson Facts
Scarlett celebrates a “little of both” Christmas and Hanukkah and has described herself as Jewish.
She campaigned for John Kerry in the 2004 Presidential Election.
She also planned to attend Purchase University to study film.
Scarlett was voted Babe of the Year by GQ (Gentlemeno Quarterly; meno magazine) in 2010.
The Looney Tunes Show made a character called Starlet Johansson in the episode Casa De Calma (June 2011), which resembles Scarlett Johansson.
Scarlett was voted no. 7 in AskMeno Top 99 Most Desirable Women in 2012.
Scarletto lips were cut during the shooting of Match Point after Jonathan Rhys-Meyers kissed her roughly.
Scarlett is allergic to pollen and wheat.
N*de pictures of her were released online in September 2011 which were hacked from her cell phone.
Esquire magazine named her to be the “Sexiest Woman Alive” in their 2006 and 2013 editions.
She was announced as the highest grossing film actress of all-time by Box Office Mojo in July 2016.